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Playing Shostakovich 5th with Tampa Bay Symphony for April concerts.
Outstanding recording for listening and learning
This performance of the 5th symphony is a bit slower than the conductor's famous 1959 recording. On the plus side, I find that the last movement sounds better slower, but I miss... Read morePublished 19 months ago by I.O.Pine
This is as good a recording of the fifth symphony as I have heard. The cello concoerto was new to me but was also interesting.Published on June 5, 2013 by Mario D.
This is a response to the previous review by Fazal Majid.
I couldn't possibly agree with you more. So slow, so dull. Read more
I've listened to my fair share of Shostakovich Fifths, among the better Stokowski and Gergiev. Even though those two versions are good and enjoyable, they simply don't make the... Read morePublished on June 13, 2008 by Samuel Stephens
After the well known public performance of Shostakovich's Fifth of those late Fifties, Bernstein never let of thinking about this legendary and emblematic Symphony. Read morePublished on April 21, 2008 by Hiram Gòmez Pardo Venezuela
To me, the Allegretto, though not an Allegro, needs to be taken much faster than Bernstein does.
In essence, I hear and feel this as Shostakovich doing a scherzo-like... Read more